Stanford University | Bishop Auditorium | September 5th-8th, 2019


Carl Bergstrom (Univ. Washington, USA), Dorothy Bishop (Univ. Oxford, UK), Annette Brown (FHI 360, USA), Cailin O’Connor (UC Irvine, USA), Kay Dickersin (Johns Hopkins Univ., USA), Tim Errington (Center for Open Science, USA), James Evans (Univ. Chicago, USA), Daniele Fanelli (London School of Economics, UK), Fiona Fidler (Univ. Melbourne, AUS), Jacob Foster (UCLA, USA), Andrew Gelman (Columbia Univ., USA), Steven Goodman (Stanford Univ., USA), Daniel Kahneman (UC Berkeley, USA), Zoltan Kekecs (Lund University, SE), Jon Krosnick (Stanford Univ., USA), Carole Lee (Univ. Washington, USA), Edward Miguel (UC Berkeley, USA), Staša Milojević (Indiana Univ., USA), Leif Nelson (UC Berkeley, USA), Brian Nosek (Center for Open Science, USA), Michele Nuijten (Tilburg Univ., NL), Adam Russell (DARPA, USA), Marta Sales-Pardo (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, ESP), Melissa Schilling (NYU Stern, USA), Jonathan Schooler (UC Santa Barbara, USA), Dean Keith Simonton (UC Davis, USA), Roberta Sinatra (ITU Copenhagen, DK), Paula Stephan (Georgia State Univ., USA), Brian Uzzi (Northwestern Univ., USA), Simine Vazire (UC Davis, USA), Bernhard Voekl (Univ. Bern, CH), Shirley Wang (Harvard Med. School, USA), Jan Walleczek (Phenoscience Laboratories, DE), Jevin West (Univ. Washington, USA)


Christie Aschwanden (FiveThirtyEight, USA), Lisa Feldman Barrett (Northeastern Univ., USA), Richard Harris (NPR, USA), Stephanie Lee (Buzzfeed News, USA), Ivan Oransky (Retraction Watch, USA), Kathleen Vohs (Univ. Minnesota, USA), Jonathan Yewdell (NIH, USA)


Brian Nosek (Center for Open Science, USA), Jonathan Schooler (UC Santa Barbara, USA), Jon Krosnick (Stanford Univ., USA), Leif Nelson (UC Berkeley, USA), Jan Walleczek (Phenoscience Laboratories, DE)


Deborah Mayo (Virginia Tech, USA), Helen Longino (Stanford Univ., USA), Donald Hoffman (UC Irvine, USA), Rebecca Saxe (MIT, USA), Colin Camerer (Caltech, USA), Steven Goodman (Stanford Univ., USA), Stephen Fiore (Univ. Central Florida, USA), Richard Harris (NPR, USA), John Protzko (UC Santa Barbara, USA)


During this decade, we have witnessed the emergence of a new discipline called metascience, metaresearch, or the science of science. Most exciting is the fact that this is emerging as a truly interdisciplinary enterprise with contributors from every domain of research. This symposium serves as a formative meeting for metascience as a discipline. The meeting will bring together leading scholars that are investigating questions related to themes such as:

  • How do scientists generate ideas?
  • How are our statistics, methods, and measurement practices affecting our capacity to identify robust findings?
  • Does the distinction between exploratory and confirmatory research matter?
  • What is replication and its impact and its value?
  • How do scientists interpret and treat evidence?
  • What are the cultures and norms of science?